Two New Polls Show Tight Race in Florida … If Scott Jumps In Two New Polls Show Tight Race in Florida … If Scott Jumps In – NTK Network

Two New Polls Show Tight Race in Florida … If Scott Jumps In

Florida Governor Rick Scott has a 63-percent approval rating, according to UNF’s latest survey.

By NTK Staff | 02.07.2018 @1:15pm
Two New Polls Show Tight Race in Florida … If Scott Jumps In

The Florida Senate race is sure to be a real barnburner this year. That is, if Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) decides to jump in the race.

In a hypothetical matchup between Scott and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), one recent poll shows the race virtually tied: 44-45. The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and reflects that firm’s October polling, which showed the race a dead heat at 44 percent for each.

That same poll showed Scott with a net-positive favorability rating, with 42 percent having a favorable view of the governor and 32 percent having an unfavorable view. Nelson’s favorable numbers are lower, 37-24 with 12 percent saying they don’t recognize the name.

Another poll, this one conducted by the University of North Florida (UNF), showed a wider margin for Nelson over Scott, 48-42.

Here’s how the approval numbers shake out in that poll, according to Politico:

In UNF’s poll, 52 percent of likely voters approve of the job Nelson is doing and 20 percent disapprove. For Scott, 63 percent approve and 31 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing. Trump’s ratings: 43 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove.

Despite the early snapshot these polls give observers, most political analysts say that if Scott decides to jump in the Senate race, it will come down to the wire.

Scott is expected to make a decision about a potential candidacy after the Florida legislative session ends on March 9.

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